Wednesday, June 14, 2023

State of Ignorance

Ignorance prevails as long as the will remains cheated by its own offspring or its own image, consciousness, in which the knower always stand distinguished from the known.

The cheating, however cannot last, the will wishes to be enlightened, to be free, to be by itself. Ignorance always presupposes the existence of something outside and unknown.

This unknown outside is generally termed the ego or soul, which is in reality the will itself in a state of ignorance.

D.T. Suzuki, in his 1926 essay Enlightenment and Ignorance throws a spotlight on the separation within the self. Separation puts beliefs in categories and experiences in action. We are educated ignorant egos that prance around different stages of reality and search for the unknown that is firmly squeezing us with energetic awareness.

We have a tendency to believe that thoughts not used fall off a mind-cliff and disappear. We usually can’t hold thoughts in our physical consciousness for very long, unless we make them beliefs. But other thoughts not considered beliefs or pertinent to current perceptions continue to manifest in other realities. We experience them in those other realities. But we forget them in our physical state of ignorance.

Understanding the true dimensions of the soul is a goal that exists within us. Sensing inner worlds is a necessity because individual and mass present comprehension continues to expand in past and futures realities. Each reality knows its own potentials and no form of consciousness however small is ever lost.

In that framework, the past and the future exist in probable worlds. Each experience creates new questions just as a writer creates new stories. We travel to new positions with the psyche constantly and we set out on new psychic pilgrimages in dreams. We experience unknown realities within our own consciousness in dreams, but we also experience them in the waking state. Unused thoughts create a stage where all probabilities manifest in some way.

The splendor of this reality and the creations of consciousness in physical form show how our species express iself as we expand in our current state of Ignornace.

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